Bronco’s Overtime Win Devine Once Again
Tim Tebow does it again! Demonstrating personal grit and perhaps the power of prayer in Sunday’s 16-13 victory over San Diego. With a Charger’s chance to win it on a field goal, Tiebow put it in the hands of a greater power.
“Obviously, I want to win,” Tebow said when asked about the intentions of his prayer. “But no matter what happens, good or bad, I want to have an opportunity to give my lord and savior credit for whatever.” So he wasn’t praying for the Charger’s kicker to miss?
“I might have said that,” Tebow said with a laugh. “Or maybe a block. Maybe all of it.”
And miss he did allowing Tebow and the Broncos to move down the shortened field to Matt Prater’s 37-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in overtime, lifting Denver to the 16-13 victory …Denver’s fifth in six games with Tebow as starter and allowed the Broncos (6-5) to stay within a game of the first-place Raiders (7-4) in the AFC West. This was their third win that came in the final minute of regulation or overtime.
Willis McGahee carried 23 times for 117 yards, including a 24-yard burst in overtime to set up Prater’s game-winner. But Tebow carried 22 times (a record for a quarterback since the NFL-AFL merger) for 67 yards, his passing continued to improve, and for the third consecutive game he did not have a turnover.